California Baptist University Graduate Program Reviews

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96%
of students recommend
(4.23 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 70 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC and NASM
  • Programmatic Accreditation: ACBSP, + 2 more
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 8,541 (6,630 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 18 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 51% part-time, 49% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $11,942
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Administration
Graduation Year: 2015

The pros of my program are that I can earn my degree in a reasonable amount of time, while learning quality work. The second pro is that I can take courses online and around my schedule, which has made it possible to work and go to school full time. The con is that I wish there were more scholarships available so that I am not left with a hefty loan at the end of the program. The other con is that if I were to have to reschedule my classes, I would have to wait an entire year because courses are typically offered only once a year, which would delay graduation and add more debt.
3.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Higher Education
Graduation Year: 2016

The pros of studying Higher Education Leadership and Student Development at Cal Baptist is that you receive education from current higher education faculty and administrators who are living out their degree. It is a Christ-centered, hands on, learning experience where face to face time with professors and faculty is of key importance. I would say the cons of this program are that you can only take two classes a semester, and because it is a newer program, details are still in process of being orchestrated.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2015

Pros: Diversity of campus and consistent concern from administration and faculty in the livelihood and success of each student and their well-being. Surrounding community warm and familiar. Beautifully landscaped campus reflects mission of school. Cons: None on their part. My con?: That I did not find out about this program sooner.
3.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2015

Pro - The staff communicate very well among st each other as well as to the students. Con - The financial aid are can improve.
3.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2016

I am really enjoying my time on this campus and there is only one draw back for me and that is that the school is baptist and I am Adventist.
4.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Forensic Psychology
Graduation Year: 2015

My graduate program offers challenging coursework that also integrates the Christian religion. This is essential because my role as a Christina is very important to me. While the quality of education is suburb the cost of tuition is very high. I almost didn't apply because of the tuition price. Additionally the cost of living is a little much. Overall i love this university and would recommend it to friends and family. I would just encourage them to apply for as many scholarships as possible.
4.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Forensic Psychology
Graduation Year: 2016

The pros of my graduate program include: the faculty (be it professors or staff) are easily approachable; they help you in every way they can, yet they force you to challenge yourself and become a better student and person. The program forces me to apply what I know to everyday obstacles and prepares me for my career. The cons are that it is all very time consuming and you have absolutely no social life; but that is a con with every graduate program. All you have to keep telling yourself is that interned it will all be worth it, and furthering your education has allowed you a better, more financially stable and rewarding future.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Higher Education
Graduation Year: 2016

I feel that the Graduate Program at CBU is one of the best I could find in Southern California. The faculty and staff care about their students in such a way that I have never seen before, even as an undergrad. Despite the cost of tuition, CBU offers a great campus with many resources to their students and it is a very safe environment as well. I feel that the program I am enrolled in is one that will definitely prepare me for my future career as an educator in the workforce.
3.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2017

I am currently enrolled at California Baptist's Online and Professional Studies program (OPS), and working towards obtaining my BA in psychology. I am in the middle of applying for my MS in counseling psychology at California Baptist, which I hope to begin in January 2015. Although I do not have first hand experience with the MS program as of yet, one of the major 'cons' that I have come across so far, is the lack of financial support for graduate students enrolled in their OPS mater degree program. Financial aid advisers gave me an "estimate" on fees, not including books, which will cost me nearly $50,000 to complete the required 62 units. However, what has me so drawn to this school is the spirituality and faith integration they offer in every class. Their courses have not only given me a unique perspective on current counseling methods and techniques, but also revitalized my relationship with God. Although continuing my education through this school will cost me a fortune in student loans, the quality of education and spiritual influence is worth every penny.
4.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2016

This school is awesome and the class sizes are small. I feel I am really getting individualized attention in all of my classes.
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